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R&S CLIPSTER® Plays Key Role in UHDTV Trial at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation

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R&S CLIPSTER® Plays Key Role in UHDTV Trial at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
R&S CLIPSTER® Plays Key Role in UHDTV Trial at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
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Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co
Muhldorfstraße 15

Press release date: May 8, 2014

Hanover/Tokyo – Rohde & Schwarz Japan and its local distributor Photron Ltd. delivered a R&S CLIPSTER® to SKY Perfect JSAT corporation as part of their UHDTV trial which was initiated by NexTV Forum. Objectives of NexTV Forum are to realize next-generation broadcasting services and to set the related standards and specifications. As the member of NexTV Forum in charge of the UHDTV workflow verification from content acquisition and production to transmission, SKY Perfect JSAT established the test environment at its Tokyo Media Center.

Sky Perfect JSAT was looking for a system capable of playing out a 4K XAVC file via baseband (4x 3G SDI) in 60p realtime. As there also was the need for a 4K editing system, the company decided to introduce two R&S CLIPSTER® mastering stations.

R&S CLIPSTER® has been a pioneer in the 4K market for many years and has an excellent reputation in 4K production facilities. The mastering station enables realtime processing of material up to 4K for editing, and also supports RAW formats of numerous digital cinema cameras, including Sony F55 and Canon C500.

Since XAVC was qualified and chosen as the final production codec by SKY Perfect JSAT, R&S CLIPSTER® additionally allows bit rates of 600 Mbit/s and 960 Mbit/s to be played  in 60p baseband and also offers  transcoding capabilities into 4K XAVC, based on any other source file format. Furthermore, 3D LUT conversion between the color spaces ITU Rec.709 (HDTV) and ITU Rec.2020 (UHDTV) is also possible. In addition, R&S CLIPSTER® offers support for RAW data debayering for Sony F55 and Canon C500.

As the market demand for UHDTV will increase even more in the future with regards to the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, Rohde & Schwarz Japan will continuously provide leading-edge technology and systems to address and guide the broadcast market.

Masakazu Shibazaki, Broadcasting & Production Engineering Division Team Leader at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation: "4K verification experiments will be conducted in full swing from now on. R&S CLIPSTER® has been working well and I expect excellent performance as the experiments go on."

Simon Roehrs, Regional Manager Broadcast and Applications at Rohde & Schwarz: "The change from SDTV to HDTV was really amazing. The change from HDTV to UHDTV is a quantum jump. Rohde & Schwarz is continuously investing in new breathtaking technologies such as UHDTV to address the demands of the broadcast market. We extended the R&S CLIPSTER® capabilities with 4K baseband playback based on a single 4K XAVC file in 60p realtime to support SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation UHDTV workflow crucially."

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Press contacts:
Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH:
Katrin Brussa, E-mail:
Louise Christensen, E-mail:
Phone: +49 511 67 80 70, Fax: +49 511 63 00 70

Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH
For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. CLIPSTER® was the first system in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. The future-proof ingest and production server VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. At NAB 2013, VENICE won the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award and was also a winner of the Trophée SATIS in 2013.

Katrin Brussa
Marketing Communications Manager  
Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH
Krepenstr. 8
30165 Hannover

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